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Falconcity of Wonders fosters knowledge exchange in first Arab Land Conference as key to addressing sustainable land use  

Developer supports pioneering regional platform as Platinum Sponsor

 February 26, 2018

As part of its commitment to sustainable land use development in the Arab region, Falconcity of Wonders LLC, the developer of the Falconcity of Wonders (FCW) multipurpose mega project currently being built in Dubai, has provided support as the Platinum Sponsor, for the Arab Land Conference, being held for the first time under the patronage of the Dubai Government and the Arab League. The event is serving as a strategic platform for discussing the latest research and innovation in land governance and other regional experiences in partnership with the World Bank, Global Land Tool Network, UN-Habitat, and the Arab Union of Surveyors.

The conference saw the participation of ministers and other top-level government officials across the region, land experts, the academe, businesses, international organizations, aid agencies and civil society representatives.

H.E. Salem Ahmad Almoosa, Chairman and General Manager of Falconcity of Wonders LLC, was also presented with an award in appreciation of the strategic role as Platinum Sponsor of the first Arab Land Conference.

Commenting on the conference, H.E. Salem Ahmad Almoosa, Chairman and General Manager of Falconcity of Wonders LLC, said: “Dubai’s hosting of the first Arab Land Conference is a landmark event and a timely initiative which highlighted the trends in land use and regulations in the region. Falconcity of Wonders fully supports such activities and we are positive that our participation helped in facilitating the exchange of knowledge amongImage (15).jpg stakeholders and further contribute towards meeting the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. We find it a valuable endeavour to support such events that contribute to social and economic development, particularly in real estate development in the Arab region. We are thankful for this opportunity and we remain supportive of such activities in every feasible way.”

Ministry of Health & Prevention launches medical examination center for residency in Ibn Battuta Mall in partnership with Nakheel Malls

 UAE, February 24, 2018 – The Ministry of Health and Prevention (MOHAP) launched the medical examination Center for the issuance of residency visas and visa renewals at Dubai’s Ibn Battuta Mall, in partnership with Nakheel malls, to improve the clients’ journey and reduce waiting time by providing the best medical examination, electronic systems and smart technologies. The initiative forms part of the Ministry’s strategy to outsource health screening services to expatriate workers in partnership with the private sector. Continue reading Ministry of Health & Prevention launches medical examination center for residency in Ibn Battuta Mall in partnership with Nakheel Malls

Unipods to manufacture and install second batch of bathroom pods for Masdar City’s residential complex

New order was given after successful delivery of the first batch of 2,000 pods for ‘Neighborhood One Residences’

 

January 8, 2018 – Unipods LLC, a leading off-site construction technology company specializing in bathroom and kitchen pods under the Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group, has been selected anew to manufacture and install 1,700 new bathroom pods for the residential complex area of Masdar City, one of the world’s most sustainable urban developments. The order for a second batch follows the successful initial delivery of 2,000 bathroom pods for Masdar City’s Neighborhood One Residences (N1R). a major mixed-use development of offices, residential, retail and public open space due for completion in 2020.

The excellent work and craftsmanship of the first batch of bathroom pods combined with the on-time delivery of the order paved the way for the second order of 1,700 new units. The bathroom pods are a full turnkey bathroom solution that has been manufactured off-site and tailor-made to fit Masdar’s specifications. The pods, which are pre-engineered, pre-fitted, ready-plumbed bathrooms, are delivered onsite ready for installation–the perfect ‘Plug & Play’ concept for the fast-paced construction industry.

Dr. Khalid Al Rajhi, Chairman, Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group, said, “Masdar City has chosen Unipods to deliver a second batch order of 1,700 new bathroom pods—which reflects their confidence in the world-class, fully sustainable products that we have created specifically to meet the requirements of the world’s first sustainable city.”

Unipods, which specializes in the manufacture of bathroom and kitchen pods, owns one of the world’s biggest pod factories–located across a 75,000 sqm plot with a 26,000 sqm BUA. The production facility has the capacity to deliver more than 10,000 pods per year. In response to the construction industry’s increasing demand for pods, the company has revealed plans to open a new production facility in Yunbu, KSA, which will have a capacity of 6,000 pods per year and will specifically cater to the large demand in the Saudi market.

“The order for the second batch of bathroom pods from Masdar City demonstrates the exemplary track record of Unipods in serving the most prestigious players in the GCC region’s construction industry. In addition, the trust and confidence placed in us highlights the added value that we place in our pods–which are a true showcase of quality, speed, convenience and sustainability. We look forward to once again fulfilling this order, delivering world class and highly efficient bathroom pods that fits Masdar City’s sustainability trademark,” concluded Eng. Ahmed Al Bassam, CEO, Al Rajhi Building Solutions Group.

 

Ministry of Economy discusses ways to reinforce economic & investment ties with Maldives

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H.E. Engr. Sultan bin Saeed Al MansooriUAE Minister of Economy, has commended the growing trade relations between the UAE and the Republic of Maldives. The total volume of non-oil foreign trade between the two countries has progressively increased over the past five years, increasing by 12 percent from AED 422 million in 2015 to AED 475 million in 2016 (USD 129.2 million).

This came during H.E. Engr. Al Mansoori’s reception of a Maldivian delegation headed by H.E. Mohammed Saeed, Minister of Economic Development of the Republic of Maldives, in the presence of H.E. Juma Mohammed Al Kait, Assistant Undersecretary for the UAE Ministry of Economy’s Foreign Trade Affairs, and Hind Al Youha, Director of the Ministry’s Investment Department.

The meeting discussed possibilities for cooperation between the two countries in several sectors of common interest that are in line with their economic agendas. The most prominent were trade exchange; enhancing cooperation in aviation and tourism; and strengthening investments in tourism facilities and infrastructure as well as real-estate, renewable energy, innovation, and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

H.E. Engr. Al Mansoori pointed out the significance of reinforcing cooperation in foreign trade, mainly in export and re-export activities, noting the need for continuous coordination and cooperation among concerned government and private sector entities from both countries in the coming period. H.E. also emphasized the importance of the UAE- Maldives Business Forum which will be held on December 18, 2017, in the UAE, which he said will showcase the numerous trade and investment opportunities in the Republic of Maldives.

The Minister further underscored how diversified investment cooperation between the UAE and the Maldives will open broad horizons for establishing development projects for the benefit of both sides especially in the sectors of tourism, hospitality, renewable energy, innovation, and SMEs which he said are considered important accelerators for economic growth. H.E. emphasized the UAE’s keenness to support ongoing development efforts in the Maldives and its readiness to share its vast knowledge and experience in various areas of economic development.

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For his part, H.E. Saeed said that the Republic of Maldives seeks to strengthen economic cooperation with the UAE, its largest trading partner in the region. He pointed out that tourism in the Maldives is considered an attractive and competitive sector at both the regional and global levels. He said that the sector is constantly expanding and ripe for significant investment and development with the potential to significantly benefit the UAE’s business and investment sectors which have leading experiences in this vital field.

H.E. added that the Maldives is focusing on enhancing the sectors of aviation, renewable energy, and real estate; developing new laws; and further developing free zones to encourage and attract more investments in various fields. He pointed out that these areas are also priorities under the UAE’s development policies, providing a strong and fertile basis for strengthening partnership and cooperation between the two countries.

Exhibitors, visitors, and participants commend diversity of 19th WETEX and 2ndDubai Solar Show

Dubai, UAE, 1 November 2017The Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX) has become an annual event that is much awaited by international organisations and companies specialising in energy, water, and environment, to show their technologies and products and identify investment opportunities in these key areas. The exhibition offers a unique opportunity for investors to establish and develop commercial relations and promote business opportunities by holding one-on-one meetings with major corporations and decision makers from the region and the world.

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Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) organises WETEX annually under the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA.

Held on three days, the 19th WETEX, and the 2nd Dubai Solar Show achieved remarkable success. WETEX 2017 attracted around 31,000 visitors, 2,000 exhibitors, and 75 sponsors from over 50 countries. It covered an area of 70,000 square metres. The 2nd Dubai Solar Show covered an area of 14,000 square metres. It attracted 28 sponsors and 90 exhibitors from around the world. The two events were held under the umbrella of Green Week, in conjunction with the 4th World Green Economy Summit (WGES), which had 60 speakers from around the world focus on key topics such as smart cities, green economy, innovation, and sustainable development.

The two exhibitions reflect Dubai’s commitment to supporting the global efforts to increase reliance on renewable energy, achieve sustainability in all its environmental, social and economic aspects, and strengthen the Emirate’s regional and global leadership in this field. The events provided an opportunity for thousands of companies to promote their businesses and products and show the latest technologies in the energy, renewable energy, water and the environment sectors, and establish partnerships. Make deals, and build business relationships with local, regional and international organisations.

The 20th WETEX and 3rd Dubai Solar Show will be held from 23-25 October 2018. For more information, please visitwww.wetex.ae

Falconcity of Wonders to showcase flagship project at Dubai Property Show – India

Indian realty spending in Dubai crossed USD 3 billion in 2016

UAE, November 1, 2017 – Indian investors emerged as the top foreign realty spenders in the UAE in 2016, injecting over USD 3.2 billion into the Dubai market alone per reports from the Dubai Land Department. Aside from their country’s long-standing cultural and commercial ties with the UAE, Indian investors are attracted to the Emirates’ stable economy, safe environment, favourable real estate regulatory framework, and highly competitive property rates.

H.E. Salem Almoosa, Chairman & GM, Falconcity of Wonders LLC

H.E.Salem Al Moosa, Chairman & GM Falcon City OF Wonders

Falconcity of Wonders LLC will seek stronger connections with India’s property seekers during its participation in the Indian leg of the globally renowned Dubai Property Show running from November 3 to 5, 2017 at the Bandra Kurla Complex in Mumbai, India. The developer will highlight the latest updates on its flagship development, the 41-million-square-foot falcon-shaped Falconcity of Wonders (FCW).

Indians are among FCW’s top foreign investor groups and have consistently shown great interest in the development’s unique ‘The World in a City’ theme. Once completed, the multipurpose mega project will delight its residents and guests alike with modern versions of world-famous landmarks such as the Pyramids Park, the Dubai Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Eiffel Tower Dubai, the Taj Arabia, and the Leaning Tower of Dubai.

H.E. Salem Almoosa, Chairman and General Manager, Falconcity of Wonders LLC, said: “Indians are major movers within the UAE’s dynamic real estate scene, especially here in Dubai where they are drawn to the multicultural atmosphere and diverse real estate offerings. The upcoming Dubai Property Show in Mumbai will be a perfect vehicle for us to meet face-to-face with India’s top investors and discuss Falconcity of Wonders’ unique ‘World in a City’ proposition which complements Dubai’s growth as a preferred global business, leisure and lifestyle destination.”

Empower highlights the latest district cooling systems to Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum during his visit at WETEX  

 

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Dubai, UAE, October 23, 2017

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and the Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, visited the stand of Empower, the world’s largest district cooling services provider, and was briefed on the success and achievements of the company and its latest district cooling technologies at this year’s edition of the Water, Energy, Technology, and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), which is running until the 25th of October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC). His Highness was accompanied with HH Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority who were met by Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO of Empower, who gave a brief presentation on the company’s latest projects and initiatives.

During their visit to the Empower stand, the visitors learned more about the company’s latest range of district cooling solutions and its commitment towards increasing awareness on the importance of utilizing energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly cooling products and services. Company representatives present at the stand provided briefings and presentations about the strategic role played by the district cooling facilities in the unified efforts to conserve energy, protect and preserve the environment and help drive in reduction of carbon emissions as compared to conventional cooling systems. The company paid particular focus on the recent achievements made by its third Business Bay cooling plant, which achieved LEED Gold Certification from the US Green Building Council. The certification demonstrates the company’s continuing commitment towards adopting the most stringent sustainability policy implemented in the cooling services industry today.

Ahmad Bin Shafar, CEO, Empower, said “We are truly humbled with the enormous response from the participants and visitors toured Empower stand at WETEX 2017. The positive responses have inspired us to further our efforts in achieving sustainability, protecting the environment and serving as an example for other companies and organizations to follow. Our presence at the show has allowed us to showcase our latest achievements–including our highly advanced cooling plants in Business Bay, which has garnered wide attention and response from WETEX visitors and participants.”

Empower’s participation at WETEX and WGES reflects its continuing commitment towards providing world-class district cooling services to Dubai. Both the events serve as a platform to throw the spotlight on Empower’s newest range of cooling services while also providing key insight on the region’s rapidly thriving district cooling segment. In addition, Empower also had the opportunity to outline innovative and eco-friendly solutions that can help in the ongoing efforts to preserve natural resources and protect the environment.

“Being the world’s largest district cooling services provider, we promise to stay the number one company in the industry and will always maintain our position. Empower places key importance in participating in international events like WETEX and WGES as it not only gives us the opportunity to consolidate our regional presence but also allows us to share our industry insights and interact with local and international companies–giving way to potential opportunities and the development of new solutions in energy efficiency and water conservation,” concluded Bin Shafar.

Empower provides environmentally responsible district cooling services to large-scale real estate developments such as Jumeirah Group, Business Bay, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai International Financial Centre, Palm Jumeirah, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Ibn Battuta Mall, Discovery Gardens, Dubai Healthcare City, Dubai World trade Centre Residences, Dubai Design District, among others.

 

WETEX 2017 attracts key industry players in water desalination, treatment, and conservation technologies

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Dubai, UAE, 15 October 2017: The scarcity of drinking water in various parts of the world imposes challenges that encouraged many companies to invest in research of new technologies for water production and storage. This work has coincided with broad awareness campaigns to encourage the sensible use of water and the reduction of waste. Researchers have taken different paths in their quest to find new sources of water supply. This includes enhancing the desalination of seawater and reducing its costs, wastewater treatment, and desalination using renewable energy.

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The innovative solutions and cutting-edge technologies in water treatment are one of the key subjects of the 19th Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX 2017). DEWA is organising WETEX in adherence with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and President of DEWA.. WETEX’s theme is ‘At the Forefront of Sustainability,’ and will take place from 23 to 25 October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. It will present the latest developments and technologies in water, energy and environmental technology.

This year’s WETEX provides large spaces that bring together key industry players from around the world under one roof. This covers all aspects, from water treatment, desalination plants, pipes of all kinds, to coolers and heaters, as well as other products and solutions. WETEX will also have tools, equipment and accessories for digging technologies, pumps, valves, the latest advances in irrigation systems, agriculture and horticultural equipment and water extraction equipment. With a focus on water conservation, WETEX will include products for detecting and treating water leaks, reservoir lining, and various materials used in the water sector and for water transportation.

During the exhibition, DEWA will also highlight its strategic plan to promote the efficiency of its water network to meet increasing demand and support the sustainable development of Dubai. DEWA will also highlight the efforts of the UAE Water Aid Foundation (Suqia), operating under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, to combat poverty and diseases by finding long-term sustainable solutions for the scarcity of drinking water by using solar power and other sustainable solutions.

By end of 2016, over 8 million people in 19 countries around the world benefitted from Suqia’s projects.

WETEX has established itself as one of the largest exhibitions of its kind worldwide, with an increasing number of exhibitors and sponsors. WETEX 2017 serves as an important meeting point for manufacturers, service providers, decision-makers and investors from around the world to ensure a brighter future for generations to come. Since its launch, the exhibition has seen the signing of numerous deals and partnerships that contributed to shifting the energy sector regionally and globally. This year, WETEX will provide a platform to show the latest technologies in water, energy, the environment and green economy.

The exhibition focuses on innovation as one of the key pillars to drive sustainable development, improve quality of life and transform Dubai into the preferred place to live, work, and visit. DEWA is organising WETEX under the umbrella of the 4th Green Week, which coincides with the 2nd Dubai Solar Show and the 4th World Green Economy Summit (WGES). A large number of experts and specialists from around the world will take part in WGES to speak on various aspects of green economy, smart cities and innovation.

WETEX to take place from 23 to 25 October 2017

Event coincides with 4th World Green Economy Summit and 2nd Dubai Solar Show

Image (10)Dubai, UAE, 2 October, 2017: HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, Founder and Chairman of the Water, Energy, Technology and Environment Exhibition (WETEX), announced the launch of the 19th WETEX, organised in adherence with the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance, and President of DEWA.

The press conference was held at the Address Hotel, Dubai Mall, in the presence of DEWA’s senior executives, representatives from partners, exhibitors, sponsors, and the media.

The press conference was also attended by HE Saif Al Falasi, CEO of Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), Dr Yousef Al Akraf, Chairperson of the Sales, Logistics and Sponsorships Committee at WETEX, Khawla Al Mehairi, Chairperson of the Marketing, Public Relations, Media and Events Committee at WETEX, Jasim Rajab, financial comptroller and member of the Higher Organising Committee of WETEX, and Marwan bin Haider, member of the Higher Organising Committee of WETEX.

“In adherence to the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and President of DEWA, WETEX 2017 will take place from 23 to 25 October 2017 at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre. Covering a surface area of over 70,000 square metres, the event will play host to 2,000 exhibitors from 50 different countries. This year, WETEX’s theme is ‘At the Forefront of Sustainability,’ and is part of Green Week. It will also coincide with the 2nd Dubai Solar Show and the 4th World Green Economy Summit. At least 60 speakers from all over the world will focus on key topics, such as Smart Cities, Green Economy, Innovation, and Sustainable Development at this year’s World Green Economy Summit,” Al Tayer said.

“Over the last 18 years, WETEX has established itself as one of the largest and most important international exhibitions in water, environment and energy, and has strengthened Dubai’s position as an international role model for sustainability. WETEX supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, who made investing in clean energy one of Dubai’s biggest strategic priorities. WETEX 2017 has become an important strategic platform that facilitates effective and fruitful cooperation between decision-makers, investors, researchers, academics and experts, to explore modern solutions and technologies that promote sustainability, energy security and a wealth of opportunities for current and future generations,” added Al Tayer.

Al Tayer noted that WETEX has become a highly-anticipated annual event that gains the attention of many institutions, organisations, government bodies and companies that specialise, regionally and internationally, in energy, water and environment. WETEX facilitates the exchange of effective solutions and green products, in addition to a range of investment opportunities in these sectors. This event is a springboard for promoting emerging technologies, innovation and products in clean and renewable energy, water, environment, oil and gas. It provides investors with the opportunity to develop commercial relations, and meet representatives from different corporations all over the world, all under one roof. Dubai’s hosting WETEX 2017 supports its efforts to achieve the national Green Economy for Sustainable Development initiative, which was launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to transform the country into a global hub for exporting and re-exporting green products and technologies. WETEX also supports the Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050 to transform Dubai into a global hub for clean energy and green economy, by providing 7% of Dubai’s total power output from clean energy by 2020. This target will increase to 25% by 2030, and 75% by 2050.

“This year’s event will focus on a range of key topics including rationalising the consumption of water and energy resources, environmental protection, waste management, green buildings, and reducing carbon emissions. WETEX 2017 will highlight the most advanced technologies and innovations designed to conserve natural resources, promote environmental security and promote regional and international sustainability, and encourage scientific innovation and creativity in energy. We have supported this by organising the award ceremony to honour the winners of the 3rd Emirates Energy Award (EEA), which will be part of the World Green Economy Summit 2017. We support these efforts to recognise local and international sustainable solutions for current and future environmental issues. We want to promote the award as a global benchmark for education, research, awareness, and a culture of excellence and sustainability. One of the main highlights of this event will be the Innovation Hall, which will feature the participation of 14 universities. It was launched to highlight the significant role played by universities in identifying solutions to environmental issues, through science and knowledge. It will also provide universities with a platform to show their latest research projects and innovations. The participation of universities has become a successful addition to the exhibition, and has helped strengthen its position as an international platform and meeting point for scientists, intellectuals, innovators, scholars and students from all over the world.”

Al Tayer said that the organisation of the 2nd Dubai Solar Show, the biggest exhibition in the region focused on solar technologies, which coincides with WETEX, will take place over an area of 14,000 square metres, following the success of the first one in 2016. This reflects the wise leadership’s unceasing efforts to increase the UAE’s level of dependence on clean energy, while transforming into a green economy, and adopting the concepts of environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Al Tayer added that the Dubai Solar Show has become the ideal platform for organisations, universities, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, specialists in solar storage and system installations, solar power station developers under the Independent Power Producer (IPP) model, Research and Development (R&D) organisations, and engineering consultancy companies. The Dubai Solar Show provides a deeper insight into the latest innovative solutions and modern trends in the solar industry. Experts have forecast that the solar market to expand tenfold by 2030, to become the main source of energy powering the world. Solar power is also expected to generate revenues estimated at USD 5 trillion within the next 15 years. A sizable leap is also expected to occur in photovoltaic solar power technologies, due to the 75% reduction in costs over the last 10 years. These factors have led to increased demand for solar power in many places around the world.

“In adherence to Dubai’s vision to become one of the smartest and most sustainable cities in the world, we made it our priority to ensure that the 2nd Dubai Solar Show features a range of specialised platforms in addition to the national pavilions. The events agenda will include a number of high-profile discussions addressing key topics such as the regulations and policies necessary for driving renewable energy and climate change projects around the world, smart city transformations, strategies of energy demand management, the best international practices for energy efficiency, the Paris Agreement and the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. We are confident that this event will be important for both the public and private sectors, capable of facilitating deals, establishing strategic partnerships, identifying market needs and how to meet them, highlighting the latest technologies in the solar industry, and current and future projects from around the region.”

Al Tayer thanked all the partners, valued strategic, platinum, gold and media sponsors for their support for this important economic and environmental event, and thanked them for their support over the last few years, which has contributed to the transformation of WETEX into the biggest exhibition of its kind in the region. He also expressed his appreciation for the role of the media to promote WETEX as a leading platform to facilitate international leaders, decision-makers and investors in water, energy and environment.

“We reiterate our promise to continue supplying exhibitors, visitors and investors with the highest quality facilities, as well as an interactive platform to promote a culture of sustainability, energy technology, and international efforts to achieve a green economy. We are looking forward to welcoming WETEX 2017 as a new milestone for success and excellence,” concluded Al Tayer.

Archinnova to fully automate Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment’s Application Delivery lifecycle  

 

MRHE is the first government entity to implement end-to-end, best of breed ‘DevOps Solution’ to achieve Agile status in practice, culture, and technology

Dubai, September 14th, 2017 – Archinnova, a leading innovative business technology consulting and implementation firm, has been selected by the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment (MRHE) to help fully automate its Application Delivery Lifecycle. The company has been appointed by MRHE as a system integrator and is tasked with educating, implementing and supporting the installation and application of the ‘DevOps Solution.’ The move has positioned MRHE among the first government entities in the Middle East region to implement end-to-end, best in breed ‘DevOps Solution,’ which in turn can help in achieving Agile software development status in practice, culture, and technology.

The MRHE vision is aimed towards providing a house for every citizen, thereby ensuring happiness and helping them improve their quality of life. As part of their efforts to achieve this vision, MRHE is looking to reinforce their housing policies and set a strategic goal of providing around 15,000 versatile housing services by the end of 2020. Utilising DevOps will allow MRHE to enable an internal IT organization to allow the deployment of newer e-services to its customers; encourage better interaction with customers and increase service quality, especially in handing client feedback, complaints and suggestions with high efficiency and productivity.

MRHE believes that client satisfaction is an essential aspect to their success and the adoption and utilization of DevOps will prove to be highly advantageous for them–as it urges both development and operations teams to closely work together in order to drive in a better understanding of their respective processes and challenges. In line with this, Archinova has detailed a holistic approach to MRHE’s software development lifecycle (SDLC), which translates to improved service delivery and faster recovery of any service failure. Archinova has further expressed its commitment towards delivering the deepest integration into application Lifecycle & Continuous Delivery for MRHE–positioning itself as an integral part of the DevOps toolchain to automate quality checks, proactively identify performance issues, and ensure confident delivery without sacrificing quality.

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“Dubai is currently in the process of transformation, integration and innovation, with happiness being the core of its success–an integral element to the vision of His Highness (H.H.) Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai,” said Talal Ahmed Ali, IT Director, MRHE. “Our mission is to achieve stability and drive in development through the provision of diverse and easy housing solutions to UAE nationals. We have selected Archinnova to help fully automate our processes and develop a complete Agile culture that covers all levels of management. Our partnership with Archinnova gives MRHE the confidence and preparedness to respond to changing business requirements and customer needs that will result in customer satisfaction and higher levels of happiness.”

For the MRHE IT team, the implementation of Archinnova’s DevOps solution will include continuous software delivery, easy to manage applications and a faster resolution to problems and issues. Utilization of ‘DevOps’ can drive close to 67 per cent reduction in resource demands on the application release team and process; around 75 per cent the relative hours needed in repairing defects per environment and post an 82 per cent reduction in application deployment time. Meanwhile, the implementation of the solution will also drive in a cultural edge to MRHE operations like happier and more productive teams, increased employee engagement and the presence of more professional development opportunities. Metrics wise, its use will see 200 times more deployments, 24 times faster recovery and three times lower change failure rates.

“Archinnova is proud to bring and implement the ‘DevOps Solution’ for MRHE, which encourages innovation through collaboration. The successful collaboration between development, operations and business teams remains the formula for success for a best customer experience. The implementation of ‘DevOps Solution’ offers faster delivery of features, a more stable operating environment, improved communication and more time to innovate,” concluded Diyaa Zebian, CEO, Archinnova.

The integration of DevOps into MRHE’s operations and culture is expected to enhance the organization’s overall performance, drive improvements in its software delivery chain in order to help achieve higher levels of happiness among customers.  DevOps has become the latest trend for many corporate giants including Amazon, Facebook, Target, and Adobe–who have all become believers. In fact, Amazon has recently adopted a ‘You build it, you own it’ culture where developers of a service are responsible for its operations throughout the lifecycle.